Builder confidence in single-family home sales remains solid

The National Association of Home Builders’ index for newly built single-family homes rose 1 percentage point month-over-month to 68, continuing a five-month trend of scores in the high 60s.

How are agents (and their clients) coping with stock market jitters?

The stock market’s slump this week likely has many in the real estate industry wondering what the downswing means for their bottom line.

Seattle is more affordable than Detroit? How’s that even possible?

New York City clocked in as the least affordable city, with rent accounting for 121 percent of each paycheck for the typical city dweller, according to a new study released on Friday.

Realtors understand local housing problems better than anyone

Last week at the C.A.R. real estate summit, a Realtor gave a rousing speech about problems with the homeless. And while she acknowledged the need for compassion, she described the woes it creates for her community. She blasted local leadership for not …

Don’t blame baby boomers for surging home prices: Trulia

Baby boomers have no sway on the affordability of housing in major markets like San Francisco and New York City, according to a new study.

NAHB: Affordability Hits Lowest in 10 Years

Affordability has hit its lowest in 10 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunities Index (HOI) for the second quarter of 2018. Approximately 57 percent of homes sold in the second quarter were affordable based on income (the median, nationally, is $71,900), down from roughly 62 percent in the […]

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Seattle crown jewel of WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list

It’s the home of technology giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, so it’s no surprise Seattle nailed the top spot on WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list.

The states where buyers can get the most bang for their buck

With home prices steadily rising, buyers are spending more for less space, and in some cases, they’re dropping nearly $1 million for fire-damaged or dilapidated homes in desirable locales. But, not all hope is lost, according to GoBankingRates latest h…

5 best cities for first-time homebuyers looking to save

In the current housing market, first-time homebuyers often get the short end of the stick — they’re more likely to be on the hunt for lower-priced starter homes, which have already been snatched up for use as single-family rentals or are occupied by homeowners unwilling to enter a volatile housing market.

Buyers will bear the brunt of rising homebuilding costs in 2018

Houzz today released its 2018 State of the Industry report, which reviews the 2017 performance for seven residential renovation and design business categories, including architects, homebuilders and interior designers and provides predictions for the y…